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martinet

Postby drsved » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:09 am

what's the derivation?
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Re: martinet

Postby David McWethy » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:23 pm

I actually had an occasion to use this word, in describing a former boss to friends:
"It must be comforting to that pustulent little martinet to know that his greatest admirer is no further away than the nearest mirror"

I just wish that the bulk of the remark was original with me.
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Re: martinet

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:36 pm

Still, you recognize it stringency and retweeted it! Note the abstract use of tweet.
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Re: martinet

Postby Slava » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:59 pm

Hmm...can you retweet something that wasn't from Twitter? :?:

As to the word's roots, it's an eponym.
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